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Scarlett & Poppi

Scarlett & Poppi

"When you create a black and white photograph, you create something that is abstract and strikingly real at the same time. Black and white photography is strange that way. It is perhaps this abstractness that makes black and white images so intriguing and timeless." - Ritsh Saint

Its not often if ever, that I process my photographs in black and white.  This shoot was different, it was planned to be black and white right from the start. I wanted to try something other than my usual style and Im really pleased with how it turned out. It is simple and beautiful. Twins Scarlett & Poppi are simply gorgeous and working with them is a pure pleasure. Hope you all enjoy this shoot as much as I did. 

Models: Scarlett & Poppi Burke
Producer & Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Fashion Stylist: Hannah Beard
Hair: Ema Soole
Fashion: Trouble & Fox 

Admire Fashion: April 2017

"Gorgeous autumn wear features in this month's fashion spread" - Admire Magazine

For over a year I have been waiting for the right opportunity to shoot gorgeous models Kristen Burton and Shannon Cassidy together. With their strong and striking features and beautiful eyes they grace this months fashion spread in a shoot that was funky and fun. 

Stylists: Jessica Shirley & Hannah Beard
Photography: Jessica Shirley
Hair: Ema Soole
Makeup & Nails: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Fashion from: Shine, Trouble & Fox, Kimberley's, Andrea Biani, Jellicoe, Sassy's, Little Boutique & Matthews Eyewear.

With special thanks to: Angela Leonard of Morrison Square for access to 'The Apartment' of wonderful shoot location. Deeanne Hobbs for use of her amazing fabric, including her locally designed prints. 

To read the full online edition of Admire Magazine click HERE.

On the cover: Shannon Cassidy wearing hat and top from Trouble & Fox.

On the cover: Shannon Cassidy wearing hat and top from Trouble & Fox.

Kristen and Shannon wear clothing, footwear and accessories from Trouble & Fox. Kristen wears frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. 

Kristen and Shannon wear clothing, footwear and accessories from Trouble & Fox. Kristen wears frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. 

Shannon wears dress from Kimberley's and shoes from Andrea Biani, with earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe. 

Shannon wears dress from Kimberley's and shoes from Andrea Biani, with earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears dress from Sassy's and bracelets and earrings from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears dress from Sassy's and bracelets and earrings from Jellicoe. 

Kristen wears clothing and footwear from Shine, and ring from Jellicoe. Shannon wears top from Little Boutique, pants from Jellicoe, shoes from Andrea Biani, watch from Jellicoe and bag from Trouble & Fox. 

Kristen wears clothing and footwear from Shine, and ring from Jellicoe. Shannon wears top from Little Boutique, pants from Jellicoe, shoes from Andrea Biani, watch from Jellicoe and bag from Trouble & Fox. 

Kristen wears  Liann Bellis  suit and Shannon wears  Julian Danger  dress and footwear.  Clothing, footwear and accessories all from Shine.

Kristen wears Liann Bellis suit and Shannon wears Julian Danger dress and footwear. 
Clothing, footwear and accessories all from Shine.

Brooch from Jellicoe

Brooch from Jellicoe

Dyrberg/Kern watch from Shine 

Dyrberg/Kern watch from Shine 

Dyrberg/Kern ring from Shine

Dyrberg/Kern ring from Shine

Earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe

Earrings, necklace and bracelet from Jellicoe

Stolen ring and Status Anxiety 'Maud' wallet from Trouble & Fox

Stolen ring and Status Anxiety 'Maud' wallet from Trouble & Fox

Pia Rossini gloves and Cat Baloo scarf from Little Boutique

Pia Rossini gloves and Cat Baloo scarf from Little Boutique

AGE 'Eager' frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare

AGE 'Eager' frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare

Jeffrey Campbell 'Rossdale' shoes from Andrea Biani

Jeffrey Campbell 'Rossdale' shoes from Andrea Biani

Rocco frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. Necklace from Jellicoe. 

Rocco frames from Matthews Eyewear Eyecare. Necklace from Jellicoe. 

Behind the Scenes

Shannon looking gorgeous in this beautiful Arianne top from Little Boutique

Shannon looking gorgeous in this beautiful Arianne top from Little Boutique

Kristen in  Wanoa Four  from Shine

Kristen in Wanoa Four from Shine

Shannon wearing Julian Danger from Shine

Shannon wearing Julian Danger from Shine

Admire Fashion Dec/Jan 2017 "Summer Camp"

"The Tahuna Beach Holiday Park provided the perfect setting for our fashion spread on summer camp wear" - Vanessa Phillips Editor Admire magazine

Working with model Alesha Pyers is always such a joy. Alesha is a true professional with as much of a beautiful personality as she has looks, I would like to sincerely thank her for joining us and shining like the star she is! 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Photographer: Jessica Shirley
Model: Alesha Pyers
Hair: Chloe Turner from Cardells 
Make-up: Indie Welsh from Prices Pharmacy

Fashion from: Morrison Square, The Little Boutique, Frock and Soul, Trouble and Fox, Eclectic, Cheryl Mackie, Tangos, with special thanks to Tahuna Beach Holiday Park.

Read Admire online here

Marina - KILT Clothing

We were spoilt for choice when composing frames during our KILT clothing shoot at Nelson's Warwick House . I had so much fun combining two of my favourite things, fashion photography and historic places. 

Model: Marina Kere
Fashion: KILT Clothing
Hair: Juanita Poynter
Makeup: Michayla Addison-Saipe

Special thanks to Nick Ferrier of Warwick House for your hospitality, and ABOKI Hairdressers for supporting this project.  

Admire Fashion September 2016

This month Tasman Makos players Vils Lolohea and Josh Tafili join model Anneke Giblin for our fashion spread showcasing smart casual clothing. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Models: Anneke Giblin, and Tasman Mako's Players Josh Tafili & Vils Lolohea
Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells
MUA: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy

Fashion from: Nelson Tailors Menswear, Whitwells, Barkers at Morrison Square, Trouble & Fox, Shine, and Tango's

Prints on Print & Pose

What a fun shoot, mixing colour and pattern with pose. I was fortunate to work with to pro-models! Bree has just got back to Nelson after 3mths modelling in Korea and Lucy was a ballet dancer and gymnast - perfect mix. 

Models: Bree Robertson & Lucy Simpson
MUA: Angela Mcguire of Beauty by Angela
Fashion: Just Costumes
Vintage Print Fabric Backdrops: Nostalgia Antiques

Canon 5DMiii and 50mm 1.4


 

Admire Fashion July 2016

It was a romantic revival this month for July Fashion, with inspiration coming from the "beautiful age" of Belle Epoque which was the name given in France for the period of history which went from roughly 1871 to the start of world war one (1914).

It themed in well with this months up-cycling issue and got creative juices flowing. Hair Stylist Lauren Lewis crafted a high fashion dramatic hair feature in model Michelle's hair, while makeup Artist Indie Welsh applied dark burgundy lips which added to the drama. 

We shot at the stunning Nelson Castle - Warwick House, which completed the theme. Hope you enjoy the spread as much as we did creating it!
With special thanks to the Advertisers and team:

Model: Michelle Taylor
Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen
Assistant Stylist: Catherine Potton
Hair: Lauren Lewis of Cardells
MUA: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy
Location: Warwick House

Fashion from: Liann Bellis, Shine, Jellicoe, Sassy's, Richmond Antiques, The Little Boutique, Morrison Square, Hartey's, Nostalgia, and Tango's.

 



 

Admire Fashion April 2016

Admire autumn April fashion spread, was a pleasure to shoot with our two gorgeous models:
Lauren Aickin and Sheena Thomas.

Styling: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Flemming of Cardells, Make-up: Indie Welsh from Prices Pharmacy, Thank you team!

To see full magazine http://www.admiremagazine.co.nz/#folio=1

Fashion from: Sassy's, Beetees, Shine, and Rugs from Guthrie Bowron Nelson.

Admire Fashion March 2016 - Undercover Style

'Autumn fashion is under the spotlight in our gorgeous James Bond-inspired fashion spread featuring models Shannon Cassidy and Reggie Elliot-Jones' Admire

This has got to be one of my favourite shoots yet, I'm so proud of how it all turned out. The team was amazing and it all worked together like magic.

Fashion Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Models: Shannon Cassidy and Reggie Elliot-Jones of RPD Models, Hair: Connie Flemming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Special thanks to the team at Nelson's Rutherford Hotel for our inspiring shoot location. 


Admire Fashion February 2016 - Corporate Classics

Welcome back and into 2016,  this months Admire fashion focus on a return to work with sophisticated, yet comfortable styles. 

The fashion team - Stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen, Connie Flemming of Cardells Hair, Indie Welsh, makeup artist of Prices Pharmacy

Model - Georgia McMillan

Retailers- Cheryl Mackie, Marshalls Fashions, Shine, Matthews Eyewear, Taylors We Love Shoes, Edito, Sassys, and Portmans.

If you would like to read the whole magazine check out the link here


Admire Fashion out takes - Bumper Issue 2015/16

What a fun filled time we had shooting for the Christmas Bumper Issue of Admire this month. Double the photography! We had two themes the first, Jewellery out at the beautiful Grand Mercure Monaco  and the second a race's theme shot in studio at The Nelson Mail. 

We had a lot of fun with the race theme, contacting Grey Hounds as Pets NZ we were able to find a lovely Grey hound and to join us for the shoot. 

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Emily-Rae Madsen ,  Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Our second shoot was a a race's theme for which we had amazing flowers a grey hound and beautiful fashion. 

Special thanks to the team:

Model:  Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Anthea Shearer, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Indie Welsh of Prices Pharmacy.

Look for the Christmas Bumper Issue of Admire Magazine which comes out tomorrow!

Admire Fashion October 2015 - 'Seventies Sophistication'

Admire Fashion October 2015 - Seventies inspired shoot, fashion goes retro.

Special thanks to model: Holly Parkes, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hairstylist: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko, Pam and Brain Meadows for allowing us to use their fabulous Richmond home for our 1970's inspired shoot. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Trouble & Fox, Shine, Edito, Richmond Antiques, The Little Boutique, Portmans, Fock & Soul, and Taylors We Love Shoes. 


Admire Fashion June 2015 - Warwick at Eight, fashion goes glam!

Admire Fashion June 2015 - Warwick at Eight, fashion goes glam with a spread styled at the historic Warwick house. 

Special thanks to: Models: Bree Robertson & Reggie Elliot, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hairstylist: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko. The team at Warwick House for the inspiring shoot location and hospitality on the day. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Shine, Eclectic, Taylors We Love Shoes, All About Flowers, Nelson Tailors Menswear, Rocs Jewellers, Trouble & Fox, Profile, Sassy's, The Little Boutique, and The Nelson Hospice Shop. 


Admire Fashion September 2015 - 'Spring Love Unfolds'

New love, romance always in fashion... Admire September issue.

Special thanks to: Models: Isabella Garwood from Monarch Model Management and Daniel Classen, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko.  Kerry Ford and her team at Fords Restaurant & Bar and Panama Kitchen & Bar Nelson for accommodating us during the shoot.  Along with Page & Blackmore books for the classic romance novels. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Beetees, Taylors We Love Shoes, Shine, Sidecar, Trouble & Fox, Craig Potton Gallery & Store, Profile, Living Light Candles, and Harringtons Eyecare.

 

Admire Fashion August 2015 - Prints & Princess

Admire Fashion August 2015 - Prints & Princess

A princess finds her prints, in Admire Magazines August 2015 fashion spread. - Photography by Jessica Shirley and Stylist Sonya Leusink Sladen. 
Model: Phoebe Fulton of Clyne Model Management 

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Admire Fashion July 2015 - Donnybrook Farm

Fashion on the farm for Admire July edition.

I also did the graphic design and page layout for this edition - have posted the full page spreads here. 

Special thanks to Fergus and Beth O'Connor and handler Glenn Leys of Donnybrook Farm for the unbelievable experience of shooting at the Clydesdale Stud and Dairy Farm. Dorothy the chicken, Tyler Chamberlain and Lucy his dog, Odette, Kylie and Kristy the Clydesdale Horses. 

Model: Isabella Garwood, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Trouble & Fox, Glenn James Jeweller, Shine, Beetees, Taylors We Love Shoes, and Sidecar. 


Admire Fashion May 2015 - Weekend in Wool

Fashion spread for Nelson's Admire Magazine May 2015 issue 'Weekend in Wool'

Special thanks to Model: Alesha Pyers, Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Hair: Connie Fleming of Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson of Jays & Ko, Location: The Grand Mecure Monaco. 

Fashion from: Jays & Ko, Cruellas, Shine, Glen James Jeweller, Beetees, and The Little Boutique.


Admire Fashion April 2015 - Monochrome Collective

This was my first time shooting for Admire Magazine - April 2015. The theme, 'Monochrome Collective'

Stylist: Sonya Leusink Sladen, Model: Anthea Shearer, Location: Bridge Street Collective, Hairstylist: Connie Fleming - Cardells, Makeup: Kate Donaldson - Jays & Ko

With thanks to the staff at Bridge Street Cafe and members of the Bridge Street Collective for accommodating us during the shoot. 

Clothing from: Trouble and Fox, Jays & Ko, Whitwells Motueka, Shine, The Little Boutique,